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How to write a CV

A comprehensive job guide from #TeamMB.

Creating a strong resume is a crucial part of the job search process. Your CV is your first impression on potential employers and it is where you showcase your skills, experience and fit for the job. Here is a step-by-step guide from MB Rekrytering on how to write an effective CV.

1. Contact information

Start with your full name, address, phone number and email address. If you have a professional LinkedIn profile or an online portfolio, include those links as well.

2. Personal statement / Summary

This is a short paragraph at the top of your CV that gives employers an overview of your skills, experience and career goals. It should be tailored to each job application, focusing on what you can offer the company.

3. Work Experience

Here, you list your previous work experience in reverse chronological order (the latest job first). Each entry should include the company name, your position, employment dates, and a brief list of your main responsibilities and achievements.

4. Education

Include details about your academic qualifications, including the names and locations of schools or universities, graduation dates, and the type of degree or diploma you have obtained.

5. Skills

In this section, you should list specific skills that are relevant to the job you are applying for. This can include technical skills, language skills, project management, or other specialized skills.

6. References

You can choose to include references in your CV or write "References available upon request".

Additional Tips for Creating an Effective CV

  • Customize your CV for each application: Employers want to see that you've taken the time to understand their needs and how you fit in. Make sure your CV reflects the job requirements.
  • Keep it short and concise: A good CV should be one to two pages long. Be clear and concise in your writing.
  • Proofreading: Spelling and grammar mistakes can give the impression of carelessness. Read through your CV multiple times and have someone else check it as well.
  • Formatting: Use a clear, legible font and consistent formatting throughout the document. Use bullet points to highlight important information.
  • Creating a strong CV can take time, but it's an investment that pays off in your job search. We hope this guide gives you a solid start to your CV writing process. Best of luck!

    From the team at MB